November 30, 2023

Members deliver reforms to improve Goods Council functioning, adopt pandemic response report

Showcasing “WTO reform by doing”, members approved on 30 November a report capturing 127 concrete steps taken since the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in June 2022 to improve the functioning and efficiency of the Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) and its 14 subsidiary bodies. As a follow-up to the MC12 mandate, members also adopted a draft report on the WTO response to the COVID-19 pandemic and preparedness for future pandemics, including lessons learned. The Council addressed 44 trade concerns.

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